The charming coastal city of Barcelona is perfect for a vacation at any time of the year. Whether it's November or April, Barcelona offers endless delights to keep you and your family entertained. If you're considering a trip to Barcelona with your kids, we have compiled a list of family-friendly attractions that will surely please both young and old alike. With so much to see and do, it's easy to understand why Barcelona is such a wonderful destination for families. Check out our guide on "Exploring Barcelona with Kids" to discover all the fun activities this vibrant city has to offer!
Experience the enchanting charm of Park Guell, reminiscent of a Hansel and Gretel fairy tale with its whimsical houses. This magical setting is sure to captivate your children's imaginations. With ample open spaces and lush greenery, a trip to Park Guell promises excitement for kids, who can roam freely and marvel at the colorful mosaic creatures like salamanders, snakes, octopuses, and lions scattered throughout the park. However, be mindful of the crowds, especially during peak hours, and keep a watchful eye on your little ones.
May 1st to Aug 27 : 8 AM to 9:30 PM
Aug 28 to Oct 28 : 8 AM to 8:30 PM
Oct 29 to Dec 31 : 8 AM to 6:30 PM Address
Carmel Hill Gracia Barcelona, Spain
Teleferic De Montjuic (Montjuic Cable Car)
Who can resist the allure of a cable car ride? Whether young or old, embarking on the Teleferic De Montjuic in Barcelona promises an unforgettable experience. Ascending above the cityscape and glistening Mediterranean Sea, it's a must-do activity. Upon reaching the summit, let your children roam free at Montjuic hill castle while you soak in panoramic vistas. For an extra thrill, opt for a downhill trek instead of the cable car return. With a well-marked trail, getting lost is out of the question, ensuring a fun-filled adventure that's sure to delight your little ones!
January to February, November to December : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March to May & Oct : 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
June to September : 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Address
Avinguda Miramar, 30, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Montjuic Magic Fountain
Children are absolutely captivated by fountains, and this one is sure to leave a lasting impression on their minds. Situated at Plaça Espanya, the 20-minute Magic Fountain show boasts 3620 water jets and 4760 lights, creating a mesmerizing spectacle cherished by all who witness it. With over 7 billion light and water combinations, it's an experience not to be missed for your little ones, even if it means getting a bit damp and staying out a tad late into the evening, as it commences only after sunset. Check the Magic Fountain timings here and plan your visit accordingly..
Open 24 hours
Plaça de Carles Buïgas, 1, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Tibidabo Amusement Park
No family vacation in Barcelona would be complete without a trip to the unique Tibidabo Amusement Park. Established in 1889, this historic park, situated 500 meters above sea level, holds the distinction of being one of Europe's oldest amusement parks. Let your inner child roam free in this retro wonderland as you enjoy classic attractions like the magical carousel and dazzling Ferris wheel, all while soaking in breathtaking panoramic views of Barcelona. Don't miss the chance to experience the world's first flight simulator, meticulously maintained for your safety and enjoyment. Tibidabo also offers delightful street theater and kid-friendly shows, ensuring a memorable visit for the entire family.
March to December: Weekends & Holidays - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
July: Wednesdays to Sundays - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
August: Daily - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
January: 2nd Jan to the 5th Jan Only - 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed all of Feb and from the 6th to 31st of Jan Address
4, Plaça del Tibidabo, 3, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
What better place than a zoo for animal lover kids and toddlers! The Barcelona Zoo houses 2000 animals and over 300 species, with some of the highlights being the Blacksmith lapwing , Komodo dragon, the Rothchild’s giraffe, Barbary macaque , South American Titi Monkeys and the Western lowland gorilla. The Barcelona Zoo also has many activities that will have your kids thrilled - penguin feedings, elephant training sessions, dolphin shows, and the “farmer’s task” workshop that teaches children how to look after animals. Most open activities are scheduled for the weekends and holidays, you can check the schedule here. Take a picnic along and make a day of it!
Jan 1st to Mar 29th, daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mar 30th - May 15th, daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May 16th - Sep 15th, daily 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sep 16th - Oct 25th, daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Oct 26th - Dec 31st, daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dec 25th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Address
Parc de la Ciutadella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
44 Things To Do In Spain’s Wonder City
Explore the depths of an underwater wonderland alongside your children, where more than 11,000 fascinating creatures, spanning 450 unique species, await discovery. Immerse yourself in Europe’s largest sea tunnel, offering an unparalleled experience surrounded by vibrant marine life. Witness the spectacle during feeding time as the 118-foot ocean tank teems with magnificent sharks, rays, penguins, manta rays, and moonfish, etching indelible memories in your children's minds. The Barcelona Aquarium stands as a beacon of educational excellence, focusing on the rich diversity of Mediterranean marine ecosystems. Enrich your vacation with a blend of entertainment and learning. After an enriching exploration, treat your family to the delightful creations of Eyescream and Friends, crafting some of the town's most adorable and delectable ice cream delights. It's the perfect finale to a day of adventure and discovery.
January, February, March, November & December
- Mon to Fri : 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
- Sat & Sun : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
April, May & October
- Mon to Fri : 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
- Sat & Sun : 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
June & September - Daily, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
July & August - Daily, 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Easter Holidays (24th March to 1st April) & Christmas Holidays (15th Dec to 7th Jan) - 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Address
Moll d'Espanya, del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
The Barcelona Turistic: Hop-On-Hop Off Bus Tour
Exploring a city with a kid can be quite the task, but not when you can explore most of it from the comfort of a bus! Discover the attractions and sights of Barcelona at your own pace with the Barcelona Turistic that allows unlimited access hop-on hop off! With three different routes, you can jump across all routes with this ticket. Here’s a map showing where the bus route/tour takes you to. Kids love double decker buses, so make sure you catch a spot and enjoy the scenic views of the surroundings with onboard wi-fi and professional guides to help you out with any query you might have.
Monday to Sunday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Address
Poble Espanyol may not seem like a child friendly attraction, but you’ll be surprised to know that there are a ton children friendly activities and programs here that will keep your little one entertained and amused. Sundays in particular have a pandora of kid friendly happenings like circus, puppet shops, musical shows, ingenious workshops, dance, theatre and games. Moreover, Poble Espanyol is a great place to give you an understanding on authentic cuisines, crafts and the types of architecture in different regions of Spain. Fun for you and your kids!
Monday - 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tue, Wed, Thurs & Sun- 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Friday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM Address
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
PortAventura World, located about an hour and a half from Barcelona in a city called Salou is what fantasy lands are made of. With 3 fantastic theme parks - PortAventura Park, Ferrari Land and Caribe Aquatic Park, an selection of themed resorts and a slew of restaurants to choose from, you have enough to keep you entertained for 3 days here. If you're traveling to Barcelona with kids, we'd strongly suggest a trip to PortAventura World to experience thills and chills while absorbing Catalan culture on the coast of rural Spain.
Hours for each theme park remains different Address
Avinguda del Batlle Pere Molas, km 2, 43840, Tarragona, Spain
Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum)
If you're son/daughter love chocolates ( I doubt there needs to be an "if" in this sentence), imagine taking them to a chocolate museum! They can browse through various sculptures made entirely of chocolate and taste them of course! You can also take a chocolate walking tour and indulge their taste buds with chocolate and sweets in different shops, bakeries, and cafes with a local friendly expert. It's educational, it's fun and you'll have kids on a sugar high for the rest of the day (how bad can it be!).
Monday to Sunday - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Address
Carrer del Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
If your kid likes football there's no better stadium to take them to than where the football prodigy Messi plays! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger treasure trove of football memorabilia than Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium. You'll get a chance to see Messi’s Golden Boots, the team’s Champions League trophies, and learn the history of the world’s best club via a massive interactive space. From walking on the pitch via the player’s tunnel to sitting around the dressing rooms, a visit to Camp Nou will give your child the feel of being a footballer for a day!
February - March 25th : 10 AM - 6:30 PM (On Sundays: 10 AM - 2:30 PM)
March 26th - October 14th : 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
October 15th - December 15th : 10 AM - 6:30 PM (On Sundays: 10 AM - 2:30 PM)
December 17th - December 31st: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM Address
C. d'Aristides Maillol, 12, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
La Barceloneta Beach
From drummers to sand-artists to singing donut salesmen, La Barceloneta Beach is the most touristy stretch of sand in the city. There's always something going on here, alongside great seafood eateries along the shore. While you lounge at the "Biblioplaya" (Beach-Library) and read while relaxing in the sun your kid can play at the children's playground. Nothing better during a vacation than making sand castles with your kid and enjoying the waves! I say, time well spent.
Open all day Address
La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain